Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 9/9/2014 (928 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Without a doubt, Transcona is a special neighbourhood. And the old downtown area of Transcona has much to offer. There you will find the Transcona Historical Museum, located at 141 Regent Ave. W.
Did you know the museum was established in 1967 (the year of Canada’s 100th birthday)? This much beloved Transcona institution has been an integral part of the community for almost 50 years.
What is more, the museum is housed in a municipally designated heritage building. The building, which was constructed in 1925, was recognized by the City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee in 1980, meaning it’s considered to a building of architectural and historical importance.
The Transcona Historical Museum takes the responsibility of caring for its collections seriously. Through its exhibits and programming it provides patrons the opportunity to learn about local community heritage as a part of Canadian history.
Park City Life is currently on display , exploring the history of the City of Transcona from 1961 to 1972, prior to its amalgamation with the City of Winnipeg.
The museum recently wrapped up its 2014 summer season, which included, in conjunction with the Transcona BIZ Market Garden, a series of Heritage Walking Tours of the old downtown area of Transcona.
It also put on its Kids Quest and Drop In Days programs.
Kids Quest encouraged young people to visit and prompted participants to go outside for a nice walk as they explored the community.
Drop in Days welcomed youth to take part in arts and crafts at the museum. Participants also had a chance to make their own ice cream.
With the start of the school year, the museum will once again offer its curriculum-based educational programs available to schools and teachers in the area. Classes might visit the museum on a field trip or curator Alanna Horejda may visit classrooms.
Bugs and Bloomers is for pre-school, kindergarten and Grade 1 students. Our Community — Then and Now is for pre-school, kindergarten and Grade 1 and 2 students. Up In the Air is for Grades 1 and 2, while Serving King and Country is for Grade 6 kids. The new Digging History program is aimed at Grade 5 students.
If you’d like more info, including hours of operation and up-to-date program info call 204-222-0423 or visit www.transconamuseum.mb.ca
Darlene Litchie is a community correspondent for Transcona.